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ThomasLewallen Gallery records, 1970-1980

ThomasLewallen Gallery (Santa Monica, Calif.)


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Letters; notes and writings; financial and legal records; printed material; artists' files; and photographs of the ThomasLewallen Gallery and its predecessor, Morgan Thomas Gallery.
Letters consist of seven business letters regarding financial matters. Among the notes and writings is a photocopy of "Dreams" by Jon Borofsky. Legal and financial records include partnership papers, ledgers, bank statements and deposit receipts, and tax returns. Printed material includes clippings, press releases and exhibition announcements. Artist and subject files contain letters, printed material, and photographs on Richard Artschwager, Michael Asher, David Askevold, Alice Aycock, John Baldessari, Jon Borofsky, Daniel Buren, Byars-Open America, Vija Celmins, Foundation for Art Resources, Peter Frank, Jack Goldstein, Dan Graham, Raul Guerrero, Gary Hall, James Hayward, Douglas Huebler, Janis Kounellis, William Leavitt, Richard Nonas, Allen Ruppersberg, Ilene Segalove, Shelton Film Series, and Rick Stich. Photographs include photographs of works of art and slides of the gallery staff and art works.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art gallery; Santa Monica, California. The gallery was originally called Morgan Thomas Gallery and was owned by Morgan Thomas. In 1977 Constance Lewallen became an equal partner and the gallery became ThomasLewallen Gallery.


Donated 1981 and 1983 by Morgan Thomas and Constance Lewallen, owners of the gallery.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3985-3986 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

ThomasLewallen Gallery records, 1970-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.